Antonia Correa, BA, MA

community outreach/tobacco prevention specialist

Center for Reducing Health Disparities
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Professional Summary 

  • 2002- Present - University of Nebraska Medical Center; Omaha, NE, Outreach Program Specialist. Provide outreach, community engagement, and research support services to reduce health disparities.
  • 1999 - 2002 - Girls and Boys Town National Hotline; Omaha, NE, Bilingual Crisis Counselor 
  • 1996 - 1999 - Inter-American University of Puerto Rico; Puerto Rico, Professional Counselor


  • 1990-1993 – MA, Guidance and Counseling - Inter-American University, Puerto Rico - May 1993- Summa Cum Laude
  • 1966-1970 – BA, Sociology with a Minor in Humanities - University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Research interests

  • Tobacco control and prevention
  • Translation of research and evaluation materials
  • Facilitation of data collection
  • Racial and ethnic health disparities
  • Education of Hispanic community on the importance of evaluation and research
  • Healthy public spaces, recreation areas, and parks
  • Latino and LGBT health initiatives
  • Intercultural communication and cultural competency
  • Occupational safety, health, and wellness among migrant farmworkers and immigrants
  • Community development
  • Mental & behavioral health of the Latino/Hispanic population


Professional Affiliations

  • Douglas County Health Department Board of Health 
  • Douglas County Health Department STD’s Prevention Education Committee Member
  • Case Reviewer for the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Team
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Board Member and Multicultural Advisory Committee Chair
  • Omaha Public Schools, Member of the Latino Academic Achievement Council
  • UNMC Family Planning Information and Education Advisory Committee
  • Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN), Member
  • American Public Health Association 

Contact Antonia Correa
Antonia Correa

984340 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4340
Phone: (402) 559-3670
Fax: (402) 502-6493